Kind Words

Emily is one of the sweetest, most effortlessly wonderful people you'll ever have the pleasure of welcoming into your home. The 2 weeks after giving birth, most women are not feeling their prettiest or most photogenic, however Emily has a way of lying to you just convincingly enough that you actually believe her when she says you look beautiful :) And then she does some voodoo magic with her camera so you actually do look beautiful! She welcomes your ideas for poses or special shots but also does a wonderful job of capturing a new family in their natural element. You can really tell she enjoys what she does. It comes out in the way she interacts with her clients and also the quality of her photography. I've recommended her to a number of my new mommy friends and they all say the same thing - she's a delight! -Jessica S


Emily was our birth photographer for our son, Bane! I had reservations about it - would I get camera shy? would it distract me? Having spoken with other famiiles, and realizing it may be a regret if I didn't hire a professional, I decided I'd curb my shyness! On a personal level, I got to know her as a wedding vendor - she is so funny, likeable and so sweet! She photographs babies and births because she just LOVES it - it's her passion - not just her profession. Her personality and understanding her passion for birth photography helped me to feel comfortable about the whole 'photographer during the birth' thing. She was able to capture so many special moments, while also somehow remaining 'out of the way' of medical staff and my family. She arrived at the hospital late at night (and even got to spend loads of quality time with my mother - who now wants to adopt her as part of our family!) and stayed the entire next day until he arrived. Essentially she was like a fly on the wall during the process. The moments she captured were beautiful, emotional, and will be treasured forever! I cannot say enough kind words about her - if you have any questions about how it was having her with us on his birthday, please ask me!  - Amanda V

Emily photographed the birth of our first child, Lydia. I knew I wanted pictures of my baby immediately after she was born but hadn't thought much about photos of me laboring. Emily explained that she could take as many or as few shots during labor as I wanted. I told her I wanted to stay modest and she completely respected that. She reassured me that birth photography doesn't have to include the baby crowning unless I want it to! She met as at the hospital and after a quick hello in between contractions, I never again noticed she was even in the room till after I delivered! She truly was a fly on the wall. I cannot begin to explain how much I cherish those memories she captured so beautifully. I don't remember a lot from my drug-free labor so it was great to look back at each step of the way, now knowing I was so close to meeting my little one. My baby will never be as new and tiny as she was that day and now instead of just a hazy mental image or an ugly picture with my cell phone I have amazing photos to remember how perfect she was forever!  - Hannah E

What can I say about Emily? Fantastic! She was referred to us by a close friend and as soon as she came into our home, I felt like we had been friends for years. So personable and made my husband and I feel so comfortable with our new little one. We are not ones to love being photographed, but Emily made us feel so relaxed and calm. I must also whisperer! Our baby girl was getting fussy toward the end and Emily got her to calm down within seconds. Such a natural! We are so thrilled with the photos and will cherish them for years to come. I have recommended her to several of my new mommy friends as a must have newborn photographer!-Stacey D

Growing up in this area you can always find a local photographer to snap a few family photos. After meeting Emily during my 3rd pregnancy I knew she fit right in with my family the minute I met her. She is warm, compassionate and always with a smile on her face but more importantly has a skill that most photographers don't have. A charming and loving personality that captures any small child and makes you feel at home. Having her in my home days after my 3rd baby was born was such a treat!  THEN come my fourth and final pregnancy! This little baby boy or girl was to be a surprise and these photos will always remind us of that wonderful day surrounded by the ones we love most welcoming our sweet baby GIRL into this world! How can you not love her for capturing that!!! Seriously, she is one of kind and INVESTING in her photography will last forever. - Shana

Birth is such an empowering, life altering, beautiful, transition in a woman's life.  After having two children and cherishing every memory and photo I had from their births, I knew that with my third I wanted it professionally documented. I wanted to be able to show my daughter these deeply personal moments when she forever changed our lives for the better.  I immediately started looking for a local birth photographer and when I came across Emily I knew she was the one I wanted. My feelings were instantly validated when we had our first meeting. It felt like I was catching up with an old friend.  Emily and I built a personal relationship throughout my pregnancy but she also kept it very professional and I respected that so much. When it came time for me to have my baby she was not just my photographer, she was a huge part of my support team and she was a comfort that I didn't know I needed. She was able to capture my birth beautifully while staying out of the way of the medical staff and remaining respectful of everyone in the room. I'm so incredibly thankful for the images she was able to take. I have looked at them countless times since my daughters birth and I know that hiring Emily was the best decision I could have made. I can't recommend her services enough. If I am ever given the chance to bring another little life into this world there isn't anyone else I’d want there to document it. -Ashley W